Bought one, because I wanted a 7 inch tablet to use for reading purposes - but didn't want to pay Apple money for the overpriced Ipad mini. The Nexus 7 is slim, nicely built, and Android is finally starting to show some promise that one day it will live up to IOS in usability.
The Google play store is fine, and some software is cheaper than the apple equivalent. Purchased a car mount for it, bought TomTom (£20) and I now have a large screen satnav that just about fits in the pocket of some cargo pants.
I've found that I'm using it more often than my Ipad, which has surprised me. I suspect it'll stay that way when 'new gadget fever' has worn off. It's a genuinely nice thing to hold and use, and represents great value for money. With appropriate apps, and a micro-usb 'OTG' (On the go) adapter, I can load a flash drive with PDF's, books or movies - and using a utility from the app store, can access them directly.
All in all, I like it a lot. And coming from a fervent Ipad user, who started with an Ipad one on release day, and currently has an Ipad 3 - that should start to worry Apple.
Only downside so far is the choice of micro usb for the interface plug. I've plugged it in to charge, and have already bent two micro USB plugs. They just aren't substantial enough. It's a bigger device than a phone, with more mass. If it gets knocked on the floor, sat on by the dog, or generally involved in a typical domestic accident whilst plugged in, you end up with a bent plug. They often carry on working - but can't be straightened, and sometimes result in a flakey connection. Next stop, the bin. Sooner or later, I'll find someone who sells micro usb leads made of stainless steel, rather than the typical monkey metal that's used...Until then, I'm going to have to continue replacing charging leads on an all too frequent basis.